OK, so 8.2% isn’t all that bad-ass when you’re in the world of barley wine, but it sounded cool. Sue me. I’ve been told this mahogany colored beast is a delicious sipper, so let’s get to it.
The aroma basically has me drooling. Could it be that this has been a really long day? Yes. I’m giving the beer solid credit for filling my livingroom with deliciousness.
On a side note, while rummaging through a closet I finally found our humidifier filters. The machine has now been running for two days. My nose is feeling slightly less dry and more apt to picking up specific scents. Not perfect mind you, which really says something extra about how pungent this Foghorn really is.
I hate to keep falling back on this “dark fruit” cop-out, but that’s really what I pick up in this aroma and in the flavor. Other thoughts on taste: Alcohol is making itself known. Significantly sweet beer…no bitter whatsoever. A touch of vanilla maybe?
The mouthfeel is worth mentioning also. Smooooooth and creamy. Thick. The sweetness of the brew combined with the mouthfeel makes the beer even seem a little syrupy.